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Programme Manager - Sustainability

To be the airport for everyone whatever your journey

Programme Manager (Sustainability)

Compensation:               The salary for this role has not been advertised, however, we promise you won't be disappointed. If you want to know more detail, our recruitment team will be able to advise – please contact them on 0330 053 2129.

Hours:                               40 hours, Monday – Friday. Hybrid opportunities available

As a Programme Manager (Sustainability) at London Gatwick, you'll be a pivotal part of London Gatwick's journey towards Net Zero emissions by 2030. This ambitious objective, driven by our shareholders and with the full backing of our business, was publicised earlier this year and is a demonstration of London Gatwick's commitment to sustainable aviation.

This will be an exciting and diverse programme of work, which will see you leading a wide a range of interconnected Mechanical Engineering focused projects. It includes workstreams that will achieve campus decarbonization, reduced water use, infrastructure for electric vehicles, renewable energy and reduced energy use which must all be delivered in a live operational environment

You will lead the overall programme, surrounded by knowledgeable people, all focused on delivering our Net Zero goal. You'll be joining an innovative team, encouraged to think outside the box, trusted to deliver complex projects through problem solving, innovation and supporting one another. Whether you are looking for a move client side, or are ready for a new challenge, we want to hear from you.

What is the role?

Reporting into the Capital Programmes Director, you'll play a key role, responsible for leading and overseeing the Sustainability programme.  You'll skilfully guide teams through the procurement, delivery and handover phases of individual projects.   

You'll also take the lead in transitioning projects to the Operations, ensuring all necessary Airport Operational Readiness planning and activities are properly implemented.

Other duties include:

  • Handling the technical, financial, and commercial aspects of the programme. You'll expertly make sure that the various are planned, well-coordinated and work seamlessly together to meet their objectives, and the programme objectives overall.
  • Continuously developing and upholding world class health, safety, and environmental standards across the programme and its contractors. Our aim is to achieve health, safety and environmental excellence.
  • Uncovering and finding solutions to challenges and risks throughout the programme, highlighting these to contractors, and making sure project timelines stay on track and the airport continues to operate smoothly without disruptions.
  • Helping the planning team grow by setting standards, managing, motivating, coaching and mentoring team members.  You'll be excited about helping talent individuals reach their potential.

What are we looking for?

The live environment at London Gatwick requires all our teams to have a flexible and adaptable approach, with problem solving skills and an innovative outlook. You'll have the opportunity to be involved in setting the strategic direction of projects, as well as the opportunity to take the lead of your own projects from inception to completion. In addition, this role requires:

  • Previous experience as a Programme Manager or Senior Project Manager delivering multi-year programmes/projects within the construction or infrastructure sectors, typically in excess of £50 million.  A background on projects with a focus on Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing or heating.
  • Experience of leading teams (up to 20 people)
  • Experience managing external suppliers and contractors
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a simple way to multiple stakeholders up to board level
  • Expert stakeholder management skills, with demonstrable experience in managing complex, and sometimes conflicting stakeholder needs.

What's in it for you? 

Our employees tell us that working here is something special and no day is like another; Where our teams do something every day other airports only dream of. Along with a competitive salary our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including:

  • Performance-based bonus scheme
  • High street shops and restaurant discounts
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Professional training to develop
  • Discounted travel
  • Volunteer days

 What it's like to work at London Gatwick?

At London Gatwick, our people are our biggest asset. We want our people to thrive and have the best experience while working with us. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included.

We are an organisation that places diversity, equity and inclusion at its heart. Our aim; to create a place where everyone belongs and has a voice, and we recognise we all play an important role in our success.

To find out more about what it's like to work at London Gatwick, visit our careers site: Careers | Grow your career with Gatwick Airport LGW

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly.

Click apply to start your career with London Gatwick 

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Giles Kinrade



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